Nordfest - A Celebration of film from Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland and Iceland

Nordfest – A Celebration of film from Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland and Iceland

Running until the 22nd of March in Nostalgia at Kino Nivy is a little-celebrated but extremely interesting film festival celebrating Scandinavian film: the appropriately titled Nordfest. I had a long hard look at the lineup. Most of the films are, understandably, in Danish, Swedish or Norwegian with a couple in African or Chinese, depending upon the collaborators and the setting. All have Slovak subtitles but none had any English subtitles, which sadly limited me to only two films that I could really watch: Searching for Sugar Man (on 7th March) and Factotum  – the 2005 adaptation of the classic Charles Bukowski novel – on 21st March (both in English).


I renew a call, as I have with the Jeden Svet (One World) Festival in the past, to showcase these wonderful Bratislava cultural events a little bit more by having subtitles in English for a few more of these films. I know we’re in Slovakia, guys, but if you had a more commonly-spoken language (give me Spanish, French, even German at a push) for secondary subtitles on these great film screenings it would help show the rest of the world just how much Bratislava has going on culturally.

Anyway, fortunately Factotum is the film I most want to see there!

To get to Nostalgia, which is the other side of the Medická Záhard, follow Karadžičova north to the cross with Pol’ná just after the cemetery, turn right, head straight over the pedestrian walkway, take the first left and then bear first right on Velehradská. In two blocks’ time you’ll read Súťažná. Turn left. The cinema is at Súťažná 18.

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